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Oldham College Offer Exclusive BBC Traineeship

Posted on 14 Oct 2015

Are you interested in an exclusive BBC Traineeship designed by world class professionals and delivered by Oldham College? Do you want to gain valuable digital skills to help you into employment? Then all you need to do is fit the criteria below: Be motivated to learn new skills, have little or no work experience Use […]

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Top Level Apprentices to trump graduates

Posted on 9 Oct 2015

The best apprentices – those with a level 5 qualification – will earn £50,000 more in their lifetime than someone with an undergraduate degree from a university outside of the Russell Group, taking home close to £1.5m over their career. The new calculation by the Boston Consulting Group is revealed in Levels of Success: The Potential […]

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UTC Students Better Prepared for Work

Posted on 8 Oct 2015

New research released today by the Baker Dearing Educational Trust shows that, for two thirds (66 per cent) of parents, their biggest fear is that their child will not find a job when they leave education. Nearly half (48.1 per cent) of parents said they felt stressed about their child’s education and 80 per cent […]

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The Skills Company Opens Its Doors

On Wednesday 14 October The Skills Company, a leading provider of apprenticeships and traineeships in the Greater Manchester area, will be opening its doors to welcome all those with an interest in kick-starting their career with new opportunities in apprenticeships.   Taking place during National Work Experience Week, the open day event, entitled Access All Areas, […]

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Apprentice achieves childhood career aspiration

Posted on 2 Oct 2015

Nineteen-year-old Beth Goddard has been able to turn her love of dancing from a hobby to a career after securing a Business Administration Apprenticeship at ActiveDance. The former Tottington High School pupil began her apprenticeship in September 2014 and is due to finish in January 2016 when she will progress onto a Level 5 Leadership […]

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The Apprenticeship Hub is here

Posted on 22 Sep 2015

Our two-year campaign to increase the uptake of Apprenticeships across Greater Manchester launches in full this week as the new Apprenticeship Hub website goes live. Results day flashmobs, a Greater Manchester bus tour and a branded float at Manchester Pride 2015, have all contributed to the exciting campaign build up, with a dynamic team of morphs […]

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Trailblazer boost for legal apprenticeships

Posted on 18 Sep 2015

The big news this month in the world of legal apprenticeships is the approval of assessment plans for five new ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeships being developed for the sector. The new apprenticeships are designed for: Solicitors Chartered Legal Executives Paralegals Conveyancing Technicians Licensed Conveyancer The hyperlinks above are to the relevant page of the BIS website where […]

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BBC launches digital skills programme

A new Traineeship programme designed by the BBC to equip 5,000 unemployed young people with employability and digital skills has been launched.  The BBC Make it Digital programme is aimed at unemployed people aged 16-24 who don’t already have a full level 3 qualification, the equivalent of two A Levels. The eight-week programme will be […]

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Wigan students head to Germany for industry opportunity

Two of the UK’s most promising young engineering students have been selected for a work placement in Oppenweiler, Germany, with Murrelektronik – one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of power distribution components and systems for industrial automation. In October, the Wigan UTC students will become part of the Murrelektronik manufacturing team and gain an insight […]

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